Bark River

24 Apr 19
The Wight Queen

The mystery of Night’s Queen is one those of us on Twitter who call ourselves the ‘Myth Heads’—a group of ASOIAF fan theorists focused on symbolic and mythological analysis—have been trying to tease out for the past couple months. Several promising angles have been pursued, but it always felt like we were still not getting […]

24 Apr 19
Blog of the Wolf Boy

Lying on his stomach, Hayden lifted his head up from his bunched up old sweater and yawned. Through crusty eyes, he looked around the old warehouse where he slept and noticed the dust particles floating through the beams of sunlight shining in through the windows. It had to be a nice day outside for there […]

24 Apr 19
Fox17

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. — A second beagle who was rescued from an animal testing lab in Mattawan is getting used to life with a family. A St. Clair Shores couple welcomed Teddy into their home last week after he was rescued from pesticide testing at Charles River Lab. The family told FOX 2 that […]

24 Apr 19
DDC Group Inc

Modern steakhouses, seafood stands, stellar tasting menus and the city’s best pasta—here are 5 of the best restaurants you need to try in Los Angeles! After nearly 40 years in the restaurant industry, Spago remains at the top of the list. The ever-changing menu makes the restaurant seem altogether fresh and new although it is […]

24 Apr 19
Thinking Horizontally

When spring’s inimitable pallet reaches this fevered intensity, this scintillating vibrancy of hue, I have little inner space in which to think. The blue of the sea seen from the mudstone cliffs of Branscombe today yielded no poetry; it was nothing but its fluid self. This deep blue, and the shimmering white-blue alloy of the […]

24 Apr 19
English Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century (1660-1837) Gone Global

A man from the stalking brown hills once told me; “Rides the river an ocean of distance ‘Tween two banks in the grove that is a grotto Down from the path’s turn at the path’s end. Slight slant to the earth rushes clear ink In a clean stream, cleaves erosion and carves motion Into the […]

24 Apr 19
C A T C H L I G H T

In my previous post I pointed out that in Botticelli’s Uffizi version of the Adoration of the Magi, the figure of Joseph is leaning on a stone shelf which depicts Leonardo da Vinci as the head of the Great Sphinx. It wasn’t the first time Botticelli had portrayed Leonardo as the Sphinx. He had used […]

24 Apr 19
On the North River

If you Google the name Oghaleoghene Atuno, your search will come up empty. That is a curious development in light of the fact the 21-year-old Atuno is in police custody, having been charged with the attempted murder of two boys, ages 11 and 12, in Aurora, Colo. earlier this month. The fact that Atuno is […]

24 Apr 19
Mondoweiss

Jen Marlowe ran the 2019 Palestine Marathon, and did much of her training throughout the West Bank and Gaza. She writes, “while I realized that there would be challenges during my training runs, what I hadn’t anticipated was the window they would provide into the lives of Palestinians living under Israeli occupation.”

24 Apr 19
The Obi Poetry

KAPTAGAT FOREST. History of Kaptagat forest dates back in the 12th to 15th centuries with the invasion of the Sirikwa people. They extended their territory across the Mau-Nyanza, the Western Highlands, Cheranganyi Hills and Mt.Elgon in both Kenya and Uganda. They inhabited most of the forest reserves and were primarily cattle herders, but they also […]

24 Apr 19
M.S Poetry

Previously: Part 5 All chapters Part 6 Faith. The one thing I had always lacked. In people, in a God, in myself. I needed now to have faith in that which I had dismissed as my imagination, and ultimately all but forgotten. Faith in the very thing that haunted the first ten years of my […]

24 Apr 19
kicks and mortar

On the day that I come face to face with the conductor of life Himself, I should ask Him only why rivers run further than men. I would like to pry open the trees that line the banks, ask them what they think of the ducks whose feet run along their shores. Whose love runs from a […]

24 Apr 19
New Hampshire Garden Solutions

April is being as changeable as March was and we’ve seen more April showers than April sun. I was driving home from work one day and saw this strange sky that was half cloudy and half blue and sunny, as if it couldn’t make up its mind. The clouds finally won out that day and […]

24 Apr 19
Frenchbites

Making a French Film (3)   Our son was making a movie in our 400sq m town house.   Everyone had arrived and had taken up their quarters in the building which includes an immense attic large enough to turn into a flat.   The week’s filming was progressing pretty smoothly. Our son was capturing […]

24 Apr 19
Tammi's Corner

19th Century African Figurines As I was looking through the variety of African art, I decided to delve into figurines, also encompassing dolls and statues. Even though I am not a collector of this style of art, both African and figurines, I decided it would be fun to venture out of my typical “Alaskan artist” […]